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Like the Turkish city named Batman that sued The Dark Knight, today's headline about a man's arrest for singing "Spider-Pig" seems more like a publicity stunt for the city involved than actual news. The BBC is reporting that a man, David Mullen, in the Scottish town of Blairgowrie was arrested for singing the song-- which Homer sang to his pet pig in The Simpsons Movie-- to police officers. But when you read between the lines, it seems public intoxication/obnoxiousness is the real crime here.

It's also really, really hard to figure out the details of the case. The article explains, "Mullen sang the song to officers on 25 July while sitting in the back of a police van after being involved in a fight in Blairgowrie, Perthshire." So the arrest was already happening, and apparently singing the song-- which was his cell phone's ringtone-- and calling one of the cops "ginger" didn't make the situation worse.

I mean, I think we can all emphasize-- who didn't find themselves singing "Spider-Pig, Spider-Pig" to themselves last summer? If Mullen is a bit behind the times, you can probably blame his history-- he's apparently been abusing alcohol since he was 12.